The Spanish Pulsed Lasers Centre is a single-location-Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (ICTS by its Spanish initials), which belongs to the ICTS Map, currently in force, approved by the Scientific, Technological and Innovation Policy Board in October 7, 2014.

A Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructure, it is a unique infrastructure, one of a kind experimental cutting-edge tool in Spain because of its equipments and services, useful for the R+D+I Spanish system, scientifically and technologically advanced, indispensable to reach some researches and/or some technological developments, so if it does not exist, there would be some limitation or loss of opportunities for the country; and whose construction and/or maintenance is imperative and strategic.

The ICTS are located troughout the country and are displayed on the ‘Map of Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructures‘ that was updated in 2014. The ICTS can have a single location, can form part of a Network of Infrastructures (RI) or be considered Distributed Infrastructures (ID), dependeing on the level of integration and coordination of their capacities.  The ICTS Map is dynamic and open, in the sense that the infrastructures included on the current Map must continue to comply with the requirements and new infrastructures can be added, as long as they comply with these requirements. 

The ICTS Map spans a wide range of fields, and the same infrastructure can be used to provide services that fall under different scientific disciplines. From an organizational point of vier, these are the defined areas in the ICTS Map (click on each one to find out the infrastructures): 



For more information visit the ICTS webpage: www.ciencia.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/ICTS

Download the Book of Map of Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructures